alexsdad06 (10436) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2017 ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a dark chestnut color which is disappointingly devoid of haziness for the style. The head is a one finger off-white shade. It isn’t particularly creamy, nor does it have great retention. It leaves behind a thin ring of lacing on the glass.
S: Peach notes are at the forefront. I’m having trouble picking up any nuanced malt qualities, though, and that’s unfortunate. Maybe a touch of caramel and some wheat. At first, I thought I picked up a cheesy scent, but that’s gone away almost entirely in the glass. The fruitiness IS pretty nice anyways.
T: Okay, I lied - the malt here is like a punch in the face. It hits the palate immediately with caramel-laden sweetness, clashing with the (nice) peach notes instead of coexisting peacefully. At least the peachy finish is pleasant - too bad I don’t pick up much pecan flavor. There’s too much in the way of clashing flavors for me to enjoy this.
M: Light, but too sweet on the palate to really inspire drinkability. Carbonation does its damnedest to help it go down, though.
O: It’s a shame about its lack of balance, because I enjoy the fruity flavors of this. Wasn’t a fan of this one, frankly. On the plus side, I can see this appealing to other drinkers.
Bottle from notes. Pours a clear reddish amber brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have caramel, peaches, cherries, pale wheat malts with some creamy wheat character, a light nutty character, smooth, soft finish, decent. dukeandduke (264) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2017
5/28/17 (Fox River Grove). 12 oz bottle poured into standard pint glass. Cherry red pour, minimal head. Peach and cinnamon aroma. Peach taste, somewhat watery, minimal carbonation, smooth drinking. Overall mediocre offering. unclefrito62 (279) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2017
12 ounce bottle laying around from the holidays. Aroma of grapefruit.Reddish,brownish in color. Taste of peaches,grapefruit and light spices. Lightly carbonation. Above average. Not considered tradition Christmas style beer, but interesting. hopsgrove (3) - - JAN 14, 2017 does not count
This is by far the best winter/holiday beer I’ve had so far. So many brewers try to take advantage of marketing a so-called winter brew but they all lack any original or honesty. Shiner appears to have taken the time and research to bring something worthy. My only downgrade is they describe the peach as subtle, which it’s not.
sawbuck (735) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Heavy aroma of candied peaches....like from a can. Dark brown color with a tan head that quickly fades. Sweet malty flavors up front quickly drowned out by an artificial peach flavor. Body is nice, but finish is drowned by that same peach flavor. Fruit is over the top otherwise covering up a nice dunkel.
puboflyons (3434) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 30, 2016
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. The pour is medium amber with a quick lasting head. Pshaw! The aroma is ridiculous and almost seems fake with this overpowering peach juice character that takes away any other barley malt sensations that may exist underneath. They describe it as "subtle?" Seems a bit off. The body is light to medium. And like the aroma there is the overwhelming peach juice flavor. Maybe it is supposed to be this way but for me this is a real downer. I don’t think I can finish it. KevinReddirt (169) - Midland, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2016
I have seen this around but never tried it before. Purchased in a flight at a local emporium. It delivers a nice brown with a reddish tint and a slender light colored foam. No heavy scent but it is a bit fruity. With a taste I get some cranberry (of the season?) and a bit of maltiness. A session beer so it has no big mouth feel but does end with a medium bitterness. DAJTX (6) - - DEC 23, 2016 does not count
Pours a dark brown, medium head that eventually dissipates. Nice roasted malt aroma and taste. A little heavy on the peaches; would be better if peaches were a bit more dialed back. A nice diversion from Shiner Bock, their flagship. GarrettB (1602) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 23, 2016
October 23rd, 2014 - Shiner Bock is a ubiquitous beer, especially if you happen to orbit near Texas, but the Shiner Cheer is rarer outside the Fall season, I think, which is a shame because it brings a little more intensity and engaged flavors to the glass. Dark brown yet clear, it looks like a filtered brown beer, but the flavor is much, much sweeter than a brown ale. It’s very heavily burned with a crystallized strawberry sugar sweetness, like the meaty center of a strawberry pop tart. The body is thin and the carbonation is low, both of which allow the candied sugar sweets of strawberry and cherry to run rampant. Despite the threat of diabetes, it’s not a cloyingly bad beer, but just one that needs to be treated with some caution. Felsenbrau (53) - Middletown, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2016
Bottle. Pours a medium orange-brown with durable cream-colored head and some lacing. Aroma of nuts, caramel, spices. Taste is sweet with some caramel, hazelnut, subtle spices. Palate is clean, no after taste what-so-ever. Overall, this is one of my favorite seasonals this year, but I tend to like sweet heavier beers.